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Eugene Peterson is a big deal in modern Christianity. Peterson is making headlines today after his admission to journalist Jonathan Merrittin an interview with Religion News Servicethat he does not believe homosexuality is sinful:. I think that kind of debate about lesbians and gays might be over.
The reaction was swift and immediate. After all, Peterson is no minor figure. I affirm a biblical view of everything.
The year-old pastor was hospitalized last Tuesday, according to an email from Eric sent Oct. He is now being treated for pneumonia and is responding well to the IV antibiotics. He is eating again, and went for a very short walk this afternoon.
His statement includes the following remarks:. I presume I was asked this question because of my former career as a pastor in the Presbyterian Church USAwhich recently affirmed homosexuality and began allowing its clergy to perform same-sex weddings. I affirm a biblical view of everything.
Matt and Steven give a rundown of the Congressional landscape in the weeks leading up to the August recess. Includes: updates to human trafficking law, pro-life measures in appropriations, gender reassignment surgery in the military, and healthcare in the Senate. Also, the chatter among Evangelicals and Eugene Peterson.
A day after a Religion News Service interview portrayed retired pastor and author Eugene Peterson as shifting to endorse same-sex marriage, the evangelical leader retracted his comment and upheld the traditional Christian stance instead. The interview was published Wednesday under this headline: Best-selling author Eugene Peterson changes his mind on gay marriage. Peterson went on to state that because of the biblical view of marriage, he would not marry a same-sex couple:.
The prolific author and Bible translator Eugene Peterson, whose memorial service is to be live-streamed Saturday, Nov. He was a spiritual searcher who connected with millions of ordinary people. He was a major figure in contemporary evangelicalism. He was also media shy.
Eugene is a pastoral legend, a prophetic voice in the American evangelical church. And I'm a better Christian because of him. God never requires perfect character or belief to be used.
Vines is the author of God and the Gay Christian and the executive director of The Reformation Project, a Bible-based non-profit organization. I did not publicize those statements then, because I believe in giving people space to decide for themselves how much they are willing to sacrifice to stand in solidarity with LGBTQ people. This week, Peterson found out first-hand just how steep that cost is.